In these famous feeding studies conducted from 1932 to 1942, Dr. Francis Pottenger Jr. researched the effects of cooked and uncooked foods on the growth and development of several generations of cats. The results were undeniable evidence that not only are whole, raw foods far superior to cooked foods for individual feline health, but the effects of the foods eaten are passed on to the next generation. While the idea of such “inherited malnutrition” was denied for generations by conventional science, Pottenger’s conclusions have recently been confirmed resoundingly by the science of epigenetics, which has shown that poor diet creates changes in gene expression that are passed on to future generations.
Based on the studies in this book, Pottenger saw clearly what lay ahead for America if it continued to eat processed, devitalized foods. “Scientists first thought they had established that good nutrition depends upon the adequate intake of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals only to realize later that hormones, enzymes and vitamins are just as essential to the building and maintenance of the human body. They are just beginning to realize that these vital growth substances are destroyed by modern methods of milling, heating and processing foods; and moreover, that modern methods of agriculture and animal husbandry are depleting the soil and depleting the quality of plant and animal products which furnish these substances to our diet.”
From Amazon Customer Reviews:
“While the study on cats is depressing (as a cat lover) I found it eye opening. It is more heart breaking because this is exactly what we have done to ourselves. We are literally starving our bodies and are falling apart. As our bodies fall apart, the medical community continues to label new diseases…so much so that a new set of diagnosis codes has to be created just to handle them and the ones they know will come in the future. As a doctor, I have seen people improve just by improving what they put in their mouths. Changing our diets to more whole foods…REAL food…makes a BIG difference! If you want to see what we are doing to ourselves and our children, this is the perfect place to start reading. Then…do something about it!”
“Learning the truth about our health by studying this book will help others see what we are doing to our bodies. We need to stop the use of chemicals and start using natural foods and herbs.”
“This study done on cats provides much insight, for how we as humans should eat. Yes cats are different than humans, as some have already pointed out to us all. What is important, are the lessons that we can take away: Eat what you as a bio-chemically unique creature need to, for optimal health. Cats, as all living things, were created to eat specific things while living wild in nature. Man, too, was created to eat specific things based upon his/her genetics, location on earth, and the season of the year.”
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“This book was an easy read for anyone interested in nutrition and a good overview of the famous pottenger studies. It provides basic guidelines and good foundation information. The further reading recommendations are helpful and interesting. I recommend this book to anyone starting out in nutrition or for those of us that are continuing to tweak our practices.”
“If you are interested in learning about human or animal nutrition, especially as it relates to natural diets for health you owe it to yourself to read this book. Pottenger’s Cats is as pertinent today as it was when it was written. It is possibly even more important today as there are now genetically modified foods, pesticides, herbicides, etc. which did not exist at that time. As cats are prone to suffer many ailments similar to that of humans, it is astonishing to note the results of diets of raw healthy food on the cats in his studies, as well as the behavior and ailments of the cats eating cooked food. You may also find Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price an amazing look at how humans change according to diet.”
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